Runway excursion Accident Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation N468C, Wednesday 19 May 1976
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Date:Wednesday 19 May 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Owner/operator:F & B Livestock Corp
Registration: N468C
MSN: 4846
Year of manufacture:1958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Belize City -   Belize
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
The aircraft was flying 65nm E of Belize, en route from Honduras, when the no. 1 propeller ran away. The RPM couldn't be controlled and the prop couldn't be feathered. The pilot-in-command decided to divert to Belize. At 25nm E of Belize the no. 1 prop flew off its shaft, striking the no. 2 engine. The no. 2 prop was feathered immediately. Because of problems lowering the left gear a go-around was flown. Attempts to recycle the gear into the locked position failed and a landing was carried out with the left gear partially retracted. The left wing struck the runway and the aircraft ran off the runway coming to rest 7,60 m from the runway edge.



photo (c) Pdx.rollingthunder; Blue Creek; 01 July 2011

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Miami International Airport, FL (MIA); October 1975

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